The follow up…
First I want to say, not to be a pain in the a**, but, if she was
really worried about me coping a design why would she even sell it to
me? It would be much easier for me to copy if I had the original. Is
that saying it’s okay for me to copy it if I buy it? Or that her
artist protection stops at a sale? Not that I would ever do that, I
wouldn’t. But if she was worried what I would do with a picture,
wouldn’t she be more worried what I would do with the actual piece?
As an artist, if I thought someone was going to rip me off, I would
be much more worried to give someone an actual piece over a photo.
But that’s just me.
Side note: I actually knew (past tense, please) a woman who used to
go into high end stores and purchase designer jewelry, take it home,
disassemble it, send it to her caster and make reproductions of it
and sell them. Now, you think that’s bad, here’s the real
kicker…This woman would then reassemble the piece and return it
to the store!!! I used to do her beading, way back when, way before
I started wax carving. When I caught on to what she was doing I was
stunned. Didn’t she know what she was doing was wrong? She didn’t
care. Whether or not she knew it was wrong didn’t matter to her. She
really didn’t care. She was out to make a buck and make it the quick
and easy way. Yikes!!! Needless to say, the relationship ended
shortly after that incident!
So I got my ring!!! I love love it. My husband was soooo thrilled to
be able to buy me a piece of jewelry that he jumped at the chance. He
was so cute and happy about it. I love it and wore it last night on
Funny story, one of the sales people in the store was kinda rude to
him when he went to purchase it. She made him come back because they
were closed preparing for a show even though he had called in
advance and they told him they’d be open at 1:00. When he arrived at
1:00 she told him to come back at 2:00. He explained that he was on
his lunch break, and couldn’t come back at 2:00. She got flustered,
brought the tray to jewelry to the door so he could pick out what he
wanted and told him she’d call him to make arrangements to pick it up
later. All this was done at the front door. They were not doing an
instillation or anything, and there weren’t workers in the store. Why
she couldn’t run the credit card through, who knows? So, the owner
called him later, apologized for the confusion and offered to drop
the ring off to him at his work (local) so he didn’t have to make
another run back. So, she made good.
What a weird chain of events!
But, I have my ring and I love it.
Amery Carriere Designs
Romantic Jewelry with an Edge